Tips + Tools :: Understanding File Types

August 7, 2013


Hi friends, I accidentally skipped a day on posts but I am back with a Tips + Tools series for you! I wanted to create this type of series along with the Tutorials + Freebies to help you learn more about websites, design, and the basics on understanding wordpress and blogging. I also wanted to do this to help my clients who may not understand a lot of the terms I talk about as well as how to manage a website. So, today I am focusing on understanding file types, this includes .jpg, .png, .pdf, etc., and how and when to use them. This comes in handy for a lot of my clients when it comes to their logo files because I do give them various different formats. Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions! {p.s. the ‘tips and tools’ design was inspired by the amazing Oliver Munday}



  • Thanks so much for this! I was trying to design something the other day and couldn’t understand why an image’s background wasn’t transparent. Now I do! This info will definitely come in handy.

    • You’re welcome, I’m glad I could help!

  • This is fantastic and so helpful. Now I won’t feel like a dummy when it comes to file types!

    • Ha, there are so many of them too..and it is so much easier to show this than to try and explain!

  • This is awesome! I’m new to graphic design and have been teaching myself a few things here and there. This is so helpful – thanks for posting!

  • Awesome tips! Pinning now!

  • I am so glad I happened upon this. I found it on Pinterest. It clearly explains differences that I never quite understood. I am pinning and tweeting! Thanks.

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  • Love this! Must share on my blog.

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